Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 07:18:42 -0600
From: Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CWIS.UNOMAHA.EDU
Subject: Re: Sam HAll
My listserv mail is getting hung up somewhere in cyberspace
and I just got Tuesday's postings. Someone asked for about the
song Sam Hall. The version I have on tape (milder than the one
I quoted) is sung by Tex Ritter and listed as traditional.
However, it may be Irish rather than English--the girl spoken
of in the song is "Molly." ("saw Molly in the crowd and I
hollered right outloud--hey Molly ain't ya proud?"). My tape
has no liner notes, so there's no other infomation--not even
the date of the recording.
I first found the song in the late 60's in a paperback book of
folk songs which I no longer have.
Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]unomaha.edu
"What gets better is the precision with which we vex each other."